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August 19, 2015


The Daily Brief


Boots to Entrepreneurship    

The Kutztown University Office of Veteran Services will host "Boots to Entrepreneurship" Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 6 - 8 p.m. in room 100 of the deFrancesco Building. The program will assist veterans and their families with starting a business. Topics will include choosing the right type of business, utilizing free business planning resources and financing programs available for veterans.  Mr. William Carmody, U.S. Army veteran and CEO of First Generation, Inc., will serve as keynote speaker. Upon completion of his military career, Carmody worked in the television departments for both Air Products and Health East. In 1987 he started First Generation, a multi-faceted full-service integrated marketing firm headquartered in Allentown, Pa., with offices in Washington, D.C., and Vincenza, Italy. Along with his growing list of corporate clients including Crayola and Mack Trucks, he has created programming for The History Channel and A&E Networks.

For more information or to register contact Space is limited.


(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

ALL DAY                CONNECTIONS Orientation
6 - 8 p.m.            Boots to Entrepreneurship, deFran 100



(Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger)

Patchy cloud cover for the morning hours. Scattered showers and storms by the afternoon. The day should not be a rain out though! High temperature in the mid 80s. Winds south at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than .1" with higher amounts locally.




Bear Essentials is an email newsletter published once a week for students of Kutztown University by the Office of University Relations. Generally, Bear Essentials is published every Wednesday. The deadline for submission is noon on Tuesday before publication.
This week only, the first Bear Essentials of the semester will be published Thursday, so deadline for submissions is today (Wednesday) at noon. 
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Tomorrow, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium room 114, KU will unveil a mural entitled "Celebrating 150 Years of Music through Public Art."  The entire KU community is invited to attend.  Located outside of the Richard G. Wells rehearsal studio, the mural is the work of KU student Benjamin Hoffman.  It is a part of the university's Sesquicentennial Celebration. 


Tune in for another riveting edition of KUR's Thursday community-interest block of programming. At 11:30 a.m., it's "What's the Story" with Jo Painter. This week's topic: "Writing Wrongs." A couple local women and a group of college students from Berks County are spending time with the Homeless. Find out why. Then at high noon, Mike McVicar does his weekly duty of exposing you to the most unexposed music you should be listening to on "The Cyberden." At 1 p.m., the international GBLTQ radio magazine "This Way Out," followed at 1:30 p.m. by women's issues on "Fifty One Percent," the women's issues magazine. KUR is your award-winning diverse radio station. Thank you for listening.


The final freshmen orientation for fall 2015 will occur on Wednesday, August 19 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Academic Forum. A Parent/Family Program will occur on the same day and will be held in the Boehm Science Building also beginning at 9 a.m. Prior to the start of the parent/family program, a marketplace will occur in the lobby of the Boehm Building. This is a full orientation day, with the same schedule of events and activities as the June 2015 orientation. We also welcome international students to this event.

On Thursday, Aug. 20, the final transfer orientation event will take place starting at 9 a.m. in the Academic Forum.  *Please note the change in the location from Schaeffer Auditorium. The event will occur in room 200. As with other transfer orientation events, the agenda includes morning presentations by faculty and staff and academic advising starting at 12:30 p.m. for Exploratory students and 1 p.m. for declared majors.

Many students and families will be visiting offices on both of these days to take care of last minute business needs. Please join us in welcoming these students and families to the KU community!
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of student orientation

All student vehicles must be parked in one of the following parking locations and in white-lined spaces only through Sunday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m.: C5, E2, B2, B3, A4 or A5 parking lots. This will allow both freshmen and upperclassmen who have yet to move in to have ample space near their residence hall to unload their belongings. Tickets will be issued to those who do not comply.  All other parking regulations are currently being enforced. Please direct any questions to extension 34860 or
                Public Safety



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Saturday - Sunday

August 17 - 19

August 20 - 21

August 22 - 23

Bears Den - Starbucks

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

South Side Café

Breakfast 7 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast 7 - 10:30 a.m.


Light Breakfast  10:30 - 11 a.m.

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Light Lunch 2 - 4:30 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dinner 4 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.






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